Party Planning and Easy Entertaining For the Holidays











Party Planning & Easy Entertaining:
Holiday Entertaining: A Passion for Parties

Excerpt from A Passion for Parties: Your Guide to Elegant Entertaining
by Laura Morton and David Tutera

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I love celebrating the holidays. Some of my favorite events have been planned around the holiday season from Thanksgiving to New Year's. Although I'm continuously busy throughout the year, there is something about these six weeks that brings me a special joy and pride as a party planner and event producer. The holidays are a time of bringing families together and celebrating old traditions. Of course the holidays are also a time to start new traditions! Over the years I have been privileged to help decorate the home of Vice President and Mrs. Gore for the Christmas season and help plan unforgettable holiday parties for numerous clients.More than any other time of year, the holiday season seems to offer a reason to throw a real bash, to celebrate. The same principles apply for holiday entertaining as for any other kind of party, but with a unique twist when it comes to decorating and atmosphere. There is one more detail to consider when hosting a holiday party: how to survive! As with any party you plan or host, having a well-thought-out strategy and keeping your sense of humor will help see you through this very special time.

I chose three of my favorite events of recent years to highlight how special the holidays can be. And there is also one for those of you who love the summer:



From the book A Passion for Parties: Your Guide to Elegant Entertainingby Laura Morton and David Tutera.
Copyright © 2001 by David Tutera and Golden Advantage Productions

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